Mississippi
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Mississippi Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Mississippi School Districts by City
Number Of Students 487,166
Number Of Mississippi Schools 1,074
Number Of Mississippi School Districts 166
Spending Per Student $8,852

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 36.5158077550645
4th Grade 31.3863993046424
5th Grade 37.0832149070502
6th Grade 39.5620780161574
7th Grade 29.6676618912469
8th Grade 33.4598447973577
10th Grade 38.1772190276107

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.5911812212861
4th Grade 36.1024149606385
5th Grade 33.4832640099341
6th Grade 37.1107764059564
7th Grade 43.1867975832491
8th Grade 35.7299157420237
10th Grade 34.0490020633688

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 45.4% 51.5%
Black 49.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 3.4% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.1% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 74.4% 47.6%
English Language Learners 2.0% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 13.6% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.14
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Mississippi Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,988,726 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 63 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 21.1% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.5% 26.2%
65 Or Older 14.3% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,098,803 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 15.2% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 83.0% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 5.0% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 9.2% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.3% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.9% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.1% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.7% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 18.8% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,519 $2,201,574,097 51.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $396 $193,042,327 4.5%
Staff $383 $186,420,884 4.3%
General Administration $252 $122,564,262 2.8%
School Administration $486 $236,671,977 5.5%
Operation $888 $432,796,111 10.0%
Transportation $408 $198,885,782 4.6%
Other $200 $97,432,789 2.3%
Total Support $3,013 $1,467,844,758 34.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,320 $642,861,925 14.9%
Total Expenditures $8,852 $4,312,255,414 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%